Republican Congressman Troy Balderson and his challenger, Democrat Danny O’Connor, met in their only debate last night and it was a ton of fun to watch.Full Story... →
In their final debate in Cleveland, Rich Cordray argued that Mike DeWine is a career politician, out of touch with the issues affecting Ohio voters and after 42 years needs to step aside.Full Story... →
Here’s what Governor Strickland and Congressman Kasich said about outsourcing in last night’s debate (Source: ONN/WBNS TV Channel 10)
Except John Kasich knows that Ohio has lost jobs to China… because he’s voted on corporate boards to ship Ohio manufacturing jobs overseas.
John Kasich lied last night to the people of Ohio. The only question is will anyone in the media call Kasich out on it.Full Story... →
I had relatively low expectations for the debate. I tend to think that they’re always draws. And I think State debates are particularly overanalyzed as, let’s face, most people who watch them are already decided. What matters more is going to be the fact-checking articles, and the coverage in the morning as more people will see the debate through them than tonight. The other is did the debate created any fodder for ads.
Look, you can dismiss my analysis of the debate as a Strickland backer. So let’s judge it based on what the media said, pre-debate, each campaign needed […]Full Story... →
You must read Joe Klein’s “Swampland” Blog Post on Time Magazine.
I always saw Kasich as more a legislative character than an executive–he was too wild, too undisciplined and wonky–and though he’s aged some, he remains the same John Kasich. When I caught up with him this morning, he was holding a press conference in a factory, announcing a new job training initiative, flailing his arms around a convoluted box-and-line chart, saying, “Look at all this stuff–all these programs–and no coordination!” The trouble was, his solution was, well, incomprehensible.
He wanted to create a new board supervising the […]Full Story... →
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jon Husted has decided to drop out of the Cleveland City Club debate with his Democratic opponent Maryellen O’Shaughnessy.
The debate was scheduled for September 29th. Both campaigns had confirmed their attendance.
Husted’s reason? He’s scheduled to do nine joint appearances with O’Shaughnessy. Not sure how many of those are nothing more than editorial board meetings with Ohio’s newspapers. [UPDATE:] Yep. We’ve confirmed with the O’Shaugnessy campaign that Husted’s “nine joint appearances” consists of two planned debates, and the rest were joint appearances in front of Ohio newspaper’s editorial boards seeking […]Full Story... →
My initial thoughts on the debate were that John McCain performed better than his previous 2 outings. Barack was very Presidential as well as cool, calm, and collected – as usual. I don’t think he made any big mistakes and was especially powerful when he looked directly into the camera and talked to the American people. McCain’s desire to attack tonight lead to a bit of overreaching and for the most part reminded me of a boxer who was just given a standing 8 count in the next to last round flailing about with wild punches in the last round […]Full Story... →
Yes, my friends. The man is an erratic mess:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an overnight change in the homeowner bailout he proposed at Tuesday’s presidential debate, making it more generous to financial institutions and more costly for taxpayers.
Great Obama response:
“John McCain wants the government to massively overpay for mortgages in a plan that would guarantee taxpayers lose money, and put them at risk of losing even more if home values don’t recover. The biggest beneficiaries of this plan will be the same financial institutions that got us into this mess, some of whom even committed fraud.”Full Story... →
Totally agree with Sullivan here:
This was, I think, a mauling: a devastating and possibly electorally fatal debate for McCain. Even on Russia, he sounded a little out of it. I’ve watched a lot of debates and participated in many. I love debate and was trained as a boy in the British system to be a debater. I debated dozens of times at Oxofrd. All I can say is that, simply on terms of substance, clarity, empathy, style and authority, this has not just been an Obama victory. It has been a wipe-out.It has been about as big a […]Full Story... →
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